Dialogues and Essays by Tobias Reinhardt

Dialogues and Essays

byTobias ReinhardtEditorSenecaTranslated byJohn Davie

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'No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity.' In these dialogues and essays the Stoic philosopher Seneca outlines his thoughts on how to live in a troubled world. Tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote exercises in practical philosophy that draw upon contemporary Roman life and illuminate the intellectual concerns of the day. They alsohave much to say to the modern reader, as Seneca ranges widely across subjects such as the shortness of life, tranquillity of mind, anger, mercy, happiness, and grief at the loss of a loved one. Seneca's accessible, aphoristic style makes his writing especially attractive as an introduction toStoic philosophy, and belies its reputation for austerity and dogmatism. This edition combines a clear and modern translation with an introduction to Seneca's life and philosophical interests, and helpful notes.

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John Davie has translated all of Euripides' plays for Penguin Classics.
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Title:Dialogues and EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:December 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

On ProvidenceOn Anger, Book 3Consolation to MarciaOn the Happy LifeOn the Tranquillity of the MindOn the Shortness of LifeConsolation to HelviaOn MercyNatural Questions, Book 6: On Earthquakes